After the rush to find matching clothes and shoes, the morning conversation with the kid usually goes like this:
The kid: Do you think love is stronger than gravity?
Me: I don’t know exactly.
The kid: I wonder . . .
Me: (trying to crash into anyone from staring at the kid in amazement. Yes, I should turn around now.) Yeah, I wonder . . .
For the rest of the day, I really contemplated whether love is stronger than gravity. I suppose love and gravity have a few things in common. Can they really be compared?
You can’t see love or gravity. You can probably see examples of love but you can’t really see any rays of love shooting out of your significant others eyes. The love rays could be problematic if the ex that you still sort of pine for walks into the room. Then everyone knows that you still love them.
Some would say that love and gravity can keep you grounded.However, being grounded by love doesn’t happen for everyone. We all know people that cannot commit to anyone, not even their own children. Love for other people is not inherent in all people.
Gravity on the other hand is with us all of the time,
We can try to block out love but it’s a bit impossible to defy gravity, unless you are in fact Idina Menzel or an astronaut.
I love when conversations with my kid make me think about the real stuff in life. They are smart little buggers.
They are sooo smart! My youngest one doesn’t think like any 7 yr old that I know, which I love about her. 🙂 Conversations with her are always interesting.
Your 7 year old certainly came up with an excellent question. Makes us ponder, doesn’t it. I loved your take on it. You are right, sadly love is not inherent in all people. But I wonder which force is stronger when they both does exist? I vote for love – it is infinite, warm, patient, kind and passes through objects, distance and time. Hope your having a fantastic day! 🙂